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INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS
Published Mondays and Thursdays at
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
JULIUS 0. HUBBARD?MRS. D. J. CARTER
1981?DANIEL J. CARTBR?194B
One Year,. $2.00
(la Wilkes and Adjoining Counties)
One Year .... $8.00
(Outside Wilkes sad Adjoining Coeattss)
Rates to Those in Service:
One Year (anywhere) .? $2.00
Sintered at the poetottlee at North Wllkee
boro, North Carolina, as Second-Clue matter
under Act of Mareh 4, 1879.
Thursday, December 30, 1948
R. W. Gwyn
The people of this community and all
Wilkes county were saddened by the news
of the death of R. W. Gwyn on Christmas
More than fifty years ago R. W. Gwyn
came to North Wilkesboro in his youth.
At that time North Wilkesboro was a
sprawling village in the valley of the
Yadkin. It was a railroad terminal with
some prospects as a commercial center in
a small way. ,
Mr. Gwyn began work at the Bank of
North Wilkesboro a few years after that
institution was founded in 1892. His work
was efficient and thorough, his business
judgment keen and discerning. Soon his
ability and efficiency caused him to be
made cashier of the bank, which position
he held until his death.
During the more than half a century
Mr. Gwyn had other business interests,
all of which were for the upbuilding of
his community and county. He served his
community in his church and in civic or
ganizations. But of more importance,
he served the people of northwestern
Life-long citizens of Wilkes county saw
in Mr. Gwyn the ultimate in honesty and
integrity. His name was synonomus with
honesty, fair dealing and sound character.
His business ability was held in high re
spect, but it was the character of the man
which drew greatest attention and esteem.
To know him was to know the great prin
ciples of dependability and usefulness by
which he lived every day of his life.
To say that the life of R. W. Gwyn was
exemplar is an understatement of fact. In
this modern world with the weaknesses
and faults of mortal men so conspicuous,
the name of R. W. Gwyn merited the
distinction of standing for uprightness,
morality, integrity, honesty, fairness and
other cardinal principles of eternal good.
County Agent Suggests
Resolution On Safety
"Safety for me and mine throughout
1949" is a New Year's resolution suggest
ed today by Paul Choplin, county agent
for the State College Extension Service.
Such a resolution, he said, is not only
thoroughly practical but also of great im
portance. It can be carried out by the
whole family to the benefit of all.
Making and keeping of New Year's saf
ety resolutions on the part of each member
of the farm family is a practice recom
mended by the National Safety Council.
It is much more than a pastime; it is a
practice for assuring the happiness and
well being of farm people everywhere.
The National Safety Council offers the
following farm family suggestions as res
olutions to be kept in 1949:
"We will check the farm and farm
stead periodically to locate hazards and
remove them to make safer working con
"We will keep shields in place on power
machinery at all times and observe rules
for safe operation."
"We will encourage members of our
family and neighbors to work, play, and
"We will consider safety features in
.farm buildings and structures when we
plan to build or remodel."
"We will handle poisons and explosives j
carefully, keeping them well labeled and
out of reach of children."
"Regardless of the emergency, we will
not permit young children to operate or
ride upon farm machinery***
"We #ill speak to animals when ap
proaching them and be especially cau
tious around bulls."
"We will keep guns unloaded and out
of reach of children."
"We will encourage and participate in
farm safety activities in all the organiza
tions to which we belong."
"We will practice rules of safety 52
weeks a year.
Discussions are for the purpose of es
tablishing- facts. Arguments are for the
purpose of denying them.
A husband thinks it is strange that his
wife can spot a blonde hair at ten paces
and then hit the garage door.
It used to be that people lived withip
their income. Nowadays some have trou
ble living within their credit.
England is experimenting in Socialism.
She has succeeded to the point, as a writer
says, where wealth has not been distribut
ed, but poverty has.
Any nation which has a government
that can make war overnight is a menace
to the peace of the world, whether mon
archal, democratic or communistic.
A man made a bet that he could intro
duce himself to a girl picked at random
and marry her within 12 hours. He won
his bet. Since then he has sworn off from
By Rev. Herbert
Sp&ugh, D. D.
Have you blown out your Christmas
candles? Yes, I'm afraid you have. But
have you likewise blown out the Christmas
spirit? I'm afraid many of us have done
One of the most beautiful church serv
ives of the Christmas season is the Candle
Service. Among all the services of the
Moravian Episcopal Church, none is more
beautiful than the Christmas Eve Candle
Service. It)attracts worshippers from far
As this service which is held in the late
afternoon or evening comes to a close and
climax, the sanctuary is darkened, and
large trays of lighted candles are brought
in. These candles are distributed to each
worshipper as an illustration of what
Christ meant when He said, "I am the
light of the world. Let your light so shine
before men that they may see your good
works and glorify your Father which is in
The symbolic effect of this service is
striking. When the candles are first
brought into the darkened auditorium, the
light is all centered around the trays of
candles. Then as these are distributed, the
entire sanctuary is gradually illuminated.
The climax comes when each worshipper
is asked to hold aloft his candle as a dem
onstration of what happens when each
one raises before men the spirit of Christ.
The uplifted candles double the illumina
tion in the sanctuary from that when the
candles are held in normal position.
When this Moravian service was first
introduced, at the close of the service,
each worshipper carefully carried' his
candle out into the outside darkness. So
Jesus told men to take the light of Christ
ian living out into a darkened world.
In modern days, for reasons of safety
and urgency to get on with other things,
most worshippers extinguish their candle
as they leave the church. So it is with so
many of us today with our Christian light.,
We attend a service where our souls are ?
inspired with jbl resolve to live a better life.
Then *we extinguish these high resolves,
as we blow out a Christmas candle when
we leave the church.
The Christmas candles have been blown
out, but the Christmas spirit need not be
extinguished. The Divine Spirit is ever-!
lasting. We extinguish it by our own* ef-!
forts. Scrooge did the same thing in the
Christmas Carol Story, when he pushed
down an extinguisher over the spirit of
Let's take the Christmas light out into
the world which so desperately needs it.
We need to carry it with us everyday into
the New Year. Our friends- need to see
it. Though Christmas is past, the Christ
mas candles have been blown out, let's not
1 extinguish the Christmas spirit!
NEW PRESENT FOR
For many years one of our
myriad Jobs has been freak editor
of The Journal-Patriot (but
please be careful about the way
you construe the meaning of
During these years we have
witnessed people bring to us ears
of corn in every imaginable
shape, tall corn, freak vegetables,
three-legged chickens, big tur
nips and bigger turnips, pota
toes supposed to look like Hit
ler's face, twin eggs, little eggs,
enormous eggs and snake eggs. In
fact, we thought we had seen
every type of freak which could
be brought in, until Tuesday this
Now, it has been a pleasure to
receive some of the freaks, es
pecially the edible ones which
helped some on the grocery bill.
But On Tuesday we received ]
one for which we had no con
Mr. J. S. Sebastian, who lives
at Hays and occasionally has
been guilty of reading this col- j
umn, brought in the latest item 1
to the freak collection. And we
don't invite anyone in to see it,
because it ain't here.
Mr. Sebastian was hauling hay
when he found something near
the bottom of the stack, and it
was so unusual that he put it
into a large shopping bag and
brought it down for us to take a
It was a yellow jackets' nest.
There's nothing unusual about a
yellow jackets' neet, ordinarily,
but there was about thlii ohe.
It consisted of eight layers
like honeycomb, except a slightly
different color, It was circular
and 14 inches across. It must
hare contained a half gallon of
yellow jackets, some in the lavas
Because of the extreme cold
weather, the yellow jackets were
not active,, just hibernating un
til they can get warm enough to
start exercising their stingers.
Now if you want to prove that
statement, just borrow the nest
From Mr. Sebastian and place It
In a warm and light room for
Anyway, we didn't put the
nest on display in this office, be
cause it is warm in here and the
Insects might get the idea that
summer time had arrived, which
could be very uncomfortable for
We think now we have seen the
biggest nest of yellow jackets.
Anyway, we don't want to ex
amine any very closely.
NEW YEAN RESOLUTION
"I resolve to improve my status in 1949 by pursuing a
course of study fitted to my individual seeds."
Let us help you to fulfill this good resolution through
part-time or full-time study under most competent
A penny postal will bring you complete imformation.
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Checklhe Price-check the Policy?
*Buicks the Buy! *
Ever since this '49 Buick made
its bow, we've been telling
you it's a buy.
sale showing all charges. And
we display our prices in our
We've invited you to match it
feature by feature and dollar for
dollar?with anything else offered
to you. You can start with the
delivered prices shown here.
2. NO "LOADING" OF UN
WANTED ACCESSORIES. All
cars are delivered with acces
sories as ordered. We pledge
ourselves to add no "extras"
you do not want.
But don't stop with that. Check
the policy under which Buicks
are sold?and see for yourself
that Buick means a better deal
as well as a better buy!
3. NO COMPULSORY TRADE-INS.
Selling used cars is part of our
. business. Naturally we like to
take cars in trade. But you do
not have to sell your car to
us! We will take your order,
and deliver your car, without
requiring a car in trade!
Briefly, our Four-Square sales
policy is this:
1. NO PRICE PADDINGI We guar
antee our prices to contain
nothing but charges that were
standard practice in figuring
prewar delivered prices. You
receive an itemized bill of
4. NO COLLUSION WITH "GRAY
MARKETEERS." We will not
knowingly be party to a sale
of Buick cars to any in
dividual who operates in the
"gray market." Our interest
is entirely in delivering cars
to bona fide customers.
In other words?you know ex
actly where you stand when you
buy a Buick. What you get?what
you pay?all the details o( the
deal open and aboveboard.
So we repeat: Check the price.
Check the policy. Buick's the buy
any way you .want to look at it.
INCLUDING RADIO, UNDtRSEAT HEATER,
DEFROSTER, WINDSHIELD WASHER,
RACK-UP LIGHTS-AND DYNAFLOW
DRIVE ON ROADMASTER MODELS-ARE
LISTED IN PANEL BELOW AT LEFT.
Slate and city taxes, if any, extra. Dynatlow
Drive optional at extra cost on SUPER models.
White sidewaU tires optional at extra cost on
all models. All prices subject to change without
BUICK DELIVERED PRICES
(SCE PANEL ABOVE AT RIGHT)
2-Door Sedanet .. $2085.80 41 4-Door Sedan .. .2159.80
2-Door Sedanet .. $2405.80 56C Convertible 2937.80
4-Door Sedan ... $2505.80 59 Estate Wagon .. -3542.80
2-Door Sedanet .. $2974.30 76C Convertible 3516.30
4-Door Sedan ... $3095.30 79 Estate Wagon .. .41 jq.30
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Tuim in HENRY J. TAYLOR, ABC Nefwor*, oyry Monday ovoning.
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North Wilkesboro, N. C.
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